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ACA, Falkville, Altamont, Whitesburg and Westminster Claim State Titles at 94th AHSAA Outdoor Championships

  CULLMAN -- American Christian Academy won the boys’ and girls’ Class 3A Outdoor State Track Championship Saturday, Whitesburg Christian captured its fourth consecutive  Class 1A girls’ state crown, and Altamont added its 11 state championship trophy to its rich track and field history.
    The 94th AHSAA State Track Championships concluded Saturday with the Class 1A, 2A and 3A state completion at Cullman High School’s Oliver Woodard Stadium and Classes 4A, 5A,6A and 7A competing at the Gulf Shores Sports Complex in Baldwin County.
   Coach Charles Tiller’s ACA Patriots totaled 140 points in the girls’ competition to claim their sixth girls’ state title overall. T.R. Miller was second with 110 points and Montgomery Academy finished third with 78.  American Christian’s boys outscored runner-up Mobile Christian 146-82 to notch its second boys’ title in a row and second overall. Piedmont finished third with 65.
    Falkville’s boys, coached by Jace Wilemon, won the school’s seventh outdoor state crown with 108 points. Altamont was second with 84 and Lanett was third with 59.  Altamont’s girls, coached by Jamie Reddiker, posted 109.33 points to win the girls’ 2A title or the second year in a row. The Lady Knights also won in 2015 and had a string eight straight state championships from 2002-2009.
    Whitesburg Christian’s girls, coached by Dave McConnell, had 136 points to beat runner-up Westminster-Oak Mountain (116) by 20 points. The Huntsville school also won in 2017, 2016 and 2015. Westminster’s boys won the 1A title with 100 points. Coach Dale Carrell’s squad also won in 2017. Notasulga had a strong finish Saturday to take second with 55 points. Whitesburg was third with 47.
    Five individual state records fell Saturday with Hannah Tarwater keying Whitesburg’s state title run with a new mark in the 3,200-meter run. The senior won the race Saturday with a 1A state girls’ record time of 10:56.46. The old record (10:59.37), which was set by Heather Tanner of Randolph in 1995, has stood for 23 years. Tarwater also won the Class 1A 800-meter race with a time of 2:21.59.
Harper Roberts sparked American Christian to the 3A crown by establishing a new Class 3A girls’ record in the 800 meters with a winning time of 2:17.54. Karisa Nelson of T.R. Miller set the old record (2:18.27) in 2014. ACA teammate Helen Claire Edmonds won the pole vault with at 11-07 height to break the previous Class 3A girls’ state record (11-02) she set last year. Edmonds also finished second to teammate Kayleigh Atkins in the 100-meter hurdles and was third in the 300-meter hurdles.
 Other records that fell included:
JOHN MARK ABERCROMBIE, MEEK: Set a new 2A state meet javelin  record with a winning throw of 186 feet, 7 inches, eclipsing the old mark (173-02) set by Judson Davis of Brilliant in 2009. Braden Pyron of Marion County also surpassed the old mark with a runner-up throw of 181-09.
TARA RANDOLPH, CLEVELAND: Captured the Class 2A girls’ 100-meter hurdles with a class state record time of 15.63 seconds. The old record (15.64) was set by Altamont’s Taylor Young in 2015.
   Among the other top performances included:
CLASS 3A BOYS
MATISSE MILLER,PLEASANT VALLEY:
Won the Class 3A 800 meters with an excellent 1:59.90 performance to edge Bayside Academy’s Bradley Schmidt by 66/100ths of a second.
DEVIN GRONEWOLD, J.B. PENNINGTON: Cleared 6-06 to win the high jump by four inches.
JOSIAH HARRY, MOBILE CHRISTIAN: Won the shot put with a strong 55-00 toss. He also had a 54-00.50 throw as well.

CLASS 2A BOYS
JAMES DIXON, ALTAMONT:
Just missed the 2A state record winning the 800 meters in 1:58.80.
TAE MACGREGOR, VINCENT: Won the 100-meter dash with a 10.94 time in the finals. He ran 10.93 seconds in the prelims on Friday.

CLASS 1A BOYS
HUNTER WRIGHT, WESTMINSTER-OAK MOUNTAIN:
Finished first in the 3,200 meters with a winning time of 19=0:05.42, less than a second ahead of teammate Nate Collins (10:06.04). Another teammate Daniel Collins was third at 10:33.78.

CLASS 1A GIRLS
KAITLIN HILL, LOCAHAPOKA:
Won the Class 1A 100 and 200-meter dash races with times of 12.39 and 25.36 seconds, respectively.
RIVER BALDWIN, PLEASANT HOME: The junior basketball standout won the shot put competition with a winning throw of32-08.50.





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